Bharatiya Janaya Party (BJP) Parliamentary Board on Thursday appointed central observers of elections for the states of Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
In Rajasthan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and party Vice-President Avinash Rai Khanna were appointed as the observers. Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Maharashtra MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe were elected in Madhya Pradesh. Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot and BJP National General Secretary Anil Jain were appointed in Chhattisgarh.
The decision to appoint senior leaders as election observers come weeks after the party lost the three core states in the 2018 assembly elections.
Briefing the media on the development, Union Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said that the dates for the legislature party meetings in the states will be decided later in consultation with state units, state presidents and MLAs.
The BJP held its the parliamentary board meeting earlier in the day which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and other senior leaders.